NEW YORK (AP) - In a ceremony that was more joyful than solemn, the U.S. Navy on Saturday commissioned the USS Michael Murphy, a sleek new warship named for a Navy SEAL who died in Afghanistan at age 29.
Cannons boomed, dignitaries spoke of heroism, and nearly 300 sailors charged up a ramp while a
By MARTHA WAGGONERAssociated Press
WILSON, N.C. (AP) - For seven years, Anita McNeil has tried to move on from what she calls "the incident" - that day in December 2005 when her husband shot and killed a man who threatened him outside their home in Georgia.
John McNeil was jailed and eventually
By LORI HINNANTAssociated Press
PARIS (AP) - Police carried out raids across France on Saturday after DNA on a grenade that exploded last month at a kosher grocery store led them to a suspected jihadist cell of young Frenchmen recently converted to Islam.
The man whose DNA was identified, named
By The Associated Press
"Stop with the dumb conspiracy theories. Good grief." - Tony Fratto, who worked for President George W. Bush, tweeted after some people expressed skepticism after the government reported a sudden drop in the U.S. unemployment rate one month before Election Day.
By KARIN LAUBAssociated Press
BEIRUT (AP) - Syria's military will "crush" armed rebels, President Bashar Assad's defense minister warned Saturday, as the regime shelled rebel positions in two cities and near the Lebanese border in a widening offensive.
Neighboring Turkey, meanwhile, set
By HYUNG-JIN KIMAssociated Press
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) - A North Korean soldier killed two of his superiors Saturday and defected to South Korea across the countries' heavily armed border in a rare crossing that prompted South Korean troops to immediately beef up their border patrol,
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - A 21-year-old woman faces an 18-year prison sentence after pleading guilty to second-degree murder Thursday in Olympia in the death of her 4-month-old son. The Olympian reports (http://is.gd/BPonb3 ) the prosecutor and defense lawyer for Rachel Bryan both
By ANGELA K. BROWNAssociated Press
ALEDO, Texas (AP) - A chilling recording of a 911 call captured a 17-year-old Texas boy telling the operator in a calm, monotone voice that he had just shot his mother and sister multiple times.
Jake Evans, 17, has been charged with capital murder in the
By GILLIAN FLACCUSAssociated Press
LOS ANGELES (AP) - California gas prices continued surging Friday, adding another 17 cents per gallon on average, and the increases are expected to continue for at least several more days, ensuring long lines and short tempers at pumps around the state.
DALLAS (AP) - In a story Oct. 4 about the "Victory or Death" letter by Col. William B. Travis, The Associated Press reported erroneously that the Battle of San Jacinto was on April 22, 1836. It was on April 21.
A corrected version of the story is below:
Texas agencies duel over Alamo commander'